Limits on primordial power spectrum resolution: an inflationary flow analysis

@inproceedings{Powell2007LimitsOP,
  title={Limits on primordial power spectrum resolution: an inflationary flow analysis},
  author={Brian A. Powell and William H. Kinney},
  year={2007}
}
We investigate the ability of current cosmic microwave background data to reliably constrain the form of the primordial power spectrum generated during inflation. We attempt to identify more exotic power spectra that yield equally good fits to the data as simple power-law spectra. In order to test a wide variety of spectral shapes, we combine the flow formalism, which is a method of stochastic model generation, with a numerical integration of the mode equations of quantum fluctuations. This… CONTINUE READING